MusicDish e-Journal - October 23, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Queensryche In Concert At The Ballroom In Hampton Beach New Hampshire
October 25, 2003
By MuzikMan
(more articles from this author)
2003-11-25
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Hampton Beach, NH - Seeing Queensryche live was everything and more than I could possibly expect last night on the cold waterfront of New Hampshire. The venue was different, not something that I was accustomed to. The Ballroom is large with hundreds of tables and chairs setup (capacity 2000), much like a nightclub, so the setting was intimate once you sat down (which did not last long). I could not have asked for better seating. I was in section one off to the left of the stage. The only time I could not see the entire band is when I sat down to rest my bones. Nobody in the joint was sitting down all night for this event, no surprise there.

This band is a ball of energy! As they made their way through their recorded history and the new release Tribe, there was not a moments reprieve for the pumped up audience, and they seemed to love every minute of it. The one-two punch of guitar army Mike Stone and Mike Wilton have a lot to do with the energy level they create, and were they ever loud!

MusicDish Network Sponsor
The usual characters were present to watch and find humor and there were two medium sized video screens on either side of the stage for further visual pleasures. The videos were quite provocative and odd at the same time, with many political messages driven home to the heart of each person listening and watching. The one video that really freaked me out was a woman (or creature) with a multi colored face, complete with vampire fangs. She was lip-syncing the beginning of one of the songs (my memory fails me which one). Her voice was disturbingly evil, cold and mechanized. Even though the images were startling, I found it interesting and entertaining nevertheless. Most of the videos were strangely violent, but when you think about how aggressive their music is, it all makes sense.

Geoff Tate has not missed a step after all these years. His voice is phenomenal. He is indeed the core of the band, commanding a strong stage presence at all times. The crowd there was well behaved and civil, which I found refreshing actually. Queensryche's music can drive a crowd into a frenetic mood easily and it seemed that it would happen at any moment, but it never did.

This band is tight, very tight. Every member knows their place and they sound like a well-oiled machine. Some of the treats of the night were a brief acoustic set, which was excellent, featuring one of their best songs, "Silent Lucidity." Tate mentioned before starting into the song that most people misunderstood the lyrics so I made a conscious effort to pay attention more to what they were trying to say.

I felt numb and my ears were ringing after it was over, but it was worth every second, just as it always is. Concerts provide an outlet for self-expression and emotion and Queensryche was more than willing to help those attending to do just that. It has been a great year for me attending concerts and this was a fine way to close the curtain going into the Holiday season. I look forward to more live music experiences in 2004. Just one more thing…check out the Queensryche catalog, it is available in a remastered format. I already have my order in!

www.queensryche.com


Home » Music Spotlight » Queensryche In Concert At The Ballroom In Hampton Beach New Hampshire
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=8930
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Music Spotlight

» Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label

» Round Hill Music And Zync Sign Madge To Joint Venture

» YG PLUS and Gracenote to Bring K-POP to Fans around the World

» Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017

» HBC Fall Festival Celebrates 12 years of HBC Fest

Music Spotlight Directory



» [2018-09-16] Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals; Together, Creamfields And Budweiser Will Focus On Building Entirely New Content For Dedicated Electronic Music Fans Throughout Asia

» [2018-08-23] Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO; Andy Ma Has Also Been Appointed EVP, Commercial And Business Development For Greater China

» [2018-08-23] IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain; IndieOn Is Confident Of Creating A "music Miner" Who Listens More And Grow Their Token Value

» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Píng Zč

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Tony Carlucci & Dynamic Destony Releases New LP "A New Day"

Laura Angelini Makes Birthday World Event

Killer Tracks Delivers The Music For A NASA Moon Video

John Keenan Taking It To The Next Level

Royale - Playground (Single)

Make A Wish With Catherine Duc's 'Stargazing' Remix Of Ben Hobbs' 'Blind To You'

Asian Pop Queen Celest Releases Debut English Single/Video "I Got Him"



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships